Server side coding involves work which does not interact with UI, and is critical to process requests fired by client-side.

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What techniques would you use for a next generation java web application? [closed]

I'm working at a site similar to Foursquare and Yelp, with approximately 100000 unique requests each week that generates content, growing steadily. We are currently using: Seam as Java web ...
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Why don't we use dynamic (server-side generated) CSS?

As server-side generated HTML is trivial (and it was the only way to make dynamic webpages before AJAX), server-side generated CSS is not. Actually, I've never seen it. There are CSS compilers, but ...
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Does business logic really belong on the server?

A typical stack for a web application is a database, a server with server-side code, and a user with a browser with HTML/CSS/JavaScript. Before extensive AJAX, MVC in which the controller was the ...
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What is the reason for creating the symbols ∞ on the client side?

Take a look at this link: http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/60766/what-is-the-result-of-infinity-minus-infinity What is the reason for transforming the symbols ∞ on the client side? Because if ...
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How do I make web-application development less frustrating?

I am fairly new to web-application development. I just can't shake the feeling that it takes me forever to do anything of even remote complexity. In c++ and java I could write the same applications ...
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How can a server side language span many servers?

I would like to ask you as experts about PHP, ASP.NET/C#, Python or any other server side language. How do they span multiple servers? When I see a big website and look how many dedicated servers it ...
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Should a web designer know server-side coding?

We're implementing an CMS based on ASP.NET MVC. Now, any designer should be able to provide themes for this CMS. But to write a theme, they need to be able to modify the generated HTML, thus the ...
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How much HTML and CSS should server side developer know? [closed]

I have done C and C++ and now I want to start my career as a web-developer. I read a lot about web-development and came to know that there were two types of developers on the web, 1. Client Side ...
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Possible hack aftermath [closed]

After being hacked companies often give numbers and details on how much of their data was compromised e.g "13K user and passwords". After a possible intrusion how do you know what the hacker did in ...
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What are the downsides of RoR? [closed]

I'm currently trying to decide what server-side language to learn and use for web development, and while it's relatively easy to get information on why x, y, or z is a good thing, it's harder to ...
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Can this type of page be made client-side?

I'm planning on making a website that will have mainly articles and videos. I'm going to post the videos on YouTube and use the YouTube API on my site. What I am wondering, is if I can make a page ...
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Are web applications limited by the amount of memory or by the speed of the database server on the server side?

Many web sites mostly only do CRUD (create, read, update, delete) operations to the database for different URLs. Suppose that we have a 3-tier solution with the database server on a dedicated server ...
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Recommend a technical book explaining how the browser and server communicate [closed]

Although I've been developing web applications for close on 6 years now I still do not know what happens when a request reaches the server. I am looking for book that works through what happens when a ...
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What could be a reason for cross-platform server applications developer to make his app work in multiple processes?

We consider a server app development - heavily loaded with messing with big data streams. An app will be running on one powerful server. A server app will be developed in form of crossplatform ...